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Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners

Celebrating 25 years of
“Promoting safe use and ownership of firearms through education, litigation, and legislation”
1996 – 2021

Places to Avoid While Armed

Certain businesses in Michigan have either posted no-guns ‘signs’ or have indicated in their ‘business policy’ that persons lawfully licensed to carry concealed firearms for self defense are not welcome on their property or within their place of business.

This policy of denying Michigan’s most upstanding and law abiding men and women the right to resist criminal attack while shopping or doing business does not create a safe environment, as only law-abiding citizens will obey their signs. “No-Guns” signs simply mean that criminals have a lot less to worry about and may even be emboldened to commit armed criminal acts in these so-called “gun free environments”.

Although most businesses in Michigan have chosen not to post discriminatory signs against concealed pistol license holders, some have. Even though these businesses have the right to post no firearms allowed signs, it does NOT mean that they are “gun free environments” as criminals intent on robbery, or worse, will continue to be armed.View List

Executive Director’s Note

At MCRGO’s annual meeting last month, the focus was on building bridges to Generation Z. These are gun owners born in 1996 or later. They are the first generation of digital natives. Whereas Generation X and Millennials are considered digital pioneers who bore witness to the explosion of technology and social media, Generation Z was born into a world of peak technological innovation where information is immediately accessible and social media is pervasive.Read More

Michigan & National News

Prosecutor: Man justified in shooting intruder
2022/05/03 – WOOD TV
Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker announced Tuesday that his office will not be filing any charges against Alan Lenhart because it was a reasonable use of force. “Completely justifiable,” said Becker. “They had a reasonable fear of somebody breaking into your home.”

Man shot by police at East Lansing Meijer, two officers on administrative leave
2022/04/25 – Fox 47 News
A man was shot by East Lansing police officers outside the Meijer on Lake Lansing Road Monday evening.

Poll: Voters skeptical of effectiveness of gun control laws
2022/04/15 – The Center Square
Rasmussen reports released new polling showing that the majority of Americans do not think criminals will obey federal gun control laws. The poll comes on the heels of a mass shooting in Brooklyn and President Joe Biden’s speech on gun control earlier this week.

Gov. Holcomb signs bill eliminating permit requirement to carry handguns in Indiana
2022/03/21 – Indianapolis Star
Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a bill into law Monday that eliminates the license requirement to carry a handgun in Indiana.

Michigan Dems look to ban guns at polling places
2022/03/17 – Michigan Advance
Michigan House Democrats announced legislation aimed at stripping lawful gun owners of self-defense rights at polling places.